Youth development is an important part in the development of the community within the Berrigan Shire. Youth development is about providing young people with positive experiences and opportunities to enhance their strengths and abilities.
Through the projects created by the Development Officers, youth are given the opportunities to contribute to the Berrigan Shire and as a result, shape their own future. Through youth development, communities are able to recognise, value, support and encourage the contribution of young people.
Youth participation is a way to provide opportunities for youth to take on greater responsibilities and, through real world experiences, to gain skills and develop into successful adults.
Your one stop link for information about: What’s On, Things to do, Getting Help, Sex and Sexuality, Your Legal Rights, School and Beyond, Staying Safe, Health, Work and Money, Leaving Home, Transport, Driving and Travel. http://www.youth.nsw.gov.au/Home.html
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On 16 March 2011, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Chris Evans, announced the Independent Chair and terms of reference for a review into the impact of the Australian Governments Student Income Support Arrangements.
In March 2010, following consideration of the findings of the Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education, the Government introduced comprehensive reforms to ensure that more students across Australia have fairer access to student income support.
Under the current legislation, a comprehensive review of the student income support package of reforms was to commence by 30 June 2012. As announced on 21 February 2011, the Government has brought forward this review by 12 months. The review considered the impact of the student income support arrangements implemented under the package on equity, with a particular focus on the impact on rural and regional students and their capacity to access higher education.
Following the review, the Government implemented new eligibility arrangements for student payments commencing 1 January 2012. For information about the Review of Student Income Support Reforms and how these reforms will affect you click on this LINK